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Old 06-14-2014, 05:06 AM   #1
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Steel Braided Line Length?

I am changing my caliper to a 4 pot Brembo on my 1993 R100GS
and while I had it apart I want to put a Steel Braided Line in as well.
What length do I need?

I seem to think that they have to be a bit longer than stock.

Also what Brake pads do you like?

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Old 06-14-2014, 05:40 AM   #2
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Talk to Bud. He will set you up.

The Nickwackett Garage.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:11 AM   #3
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They make a one or two piece versions . One that uses the fender down steel tube, one eliminates the tube . Original length will work, you can use a couple box wrenches to re bend the steel line to fit the 4 pot, if you keep the steel tube . New line is a good idea, 1 or 2 piece is your call, the one piece needs a lil re routing . I think 859 EBC is what I use, like $40 a pair .
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:39 AM   #4
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Brake Line Notes-

The stock length line is 31.5" (800mm) for 1989-1990), 25.75" (655mm) for 1987-1990.. I've purchased stainless steel brakes line from Rennsport Auto off Ebay for a decent price especially if you compare prices to Speigler or Goodridge Lines, but Motobins has a good price too.

Note it is best to terminate the flexible line at the steel brake line to the caliper as it keeps the flexible line behind the fork out of the way of getting snagged on something.

Master cylinder Notes-

There are two different master cylinders, the early style (1987-90) like on the R80 G/S in which the line threads directly into the MC and the later (1991-95) which has a banjo bolt which threads in.
Early MC bores- 1980-90 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm (Motobins list all 5 bores), 12mm R80 G/S, 13mm R100GS
Late MC bores- 1991-95- 13mm

As a side note the early lines have a male end at the MC and female at the brake line. The latter have a banjo fitting at the MC and female at the steel brake line.


also if you actrually look at the BMW microfische it gives you the length .
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:17 AM   #5
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Talk to Bud. He will set you up.

The Nickwackett Garage.
This.

He made me a set of SS braided oil cooler lines, haven't had a chance to install yet but they look extremely well made.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:23 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the help, I ordered from Bud yesterday.
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